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: Out of Doors

From Berkshire
Alf Waterhouse, President of the National Federation of Anglers, shows Godfrey Baseley some of the tackle used for coarse fishing, and introduces him to some well-known fishermen who are fishing in a park pool.

4.30 From Liverpool Docks
Alun Williams joins holiday-makers who are spending Sunday afternoon with officers and crew of H.M.S. Volage.


Angler (From Berkshire): Alf Waterhouse
Presenter (From Berkshire): Godfrey Baseley
Presented by (From Berkshire): John Vernon
Presenter (From Liverpool Docks): Alun Williams
Presented by (From Liverpool Docks): William Cave

: Children's Television

The Princess and the Lumberjack
A film of a fairy story from Finland.

Children's Newsreel

The Golden Toy
by Miriam Adams.
(Previously televised last Thursday)

(to 18.00)


Writer (The Golden Toy): Miriam Adams
Music (The Golden Toy): Clifton Parker
Producer (The Golden Toy): Kevin Sheldon
Orchestra conducted by (The Golden Toy): Eric Robinson
Designer (The Golden Toy): Gordon Roland
The Princess: Brenda Pearson
The King: Cameron Hall
The Nurse: Joan Sanderson
Jake: Robert Desmond
Davy: James Bree
Captain Anthony Rowley: Charles West
Other parts played by: Daphne Willis
Other parts played by: Elisabeth Wade
Other parts played by: Jennifer Browne
Other parts played by: Lesley Nunnerley

: News and Newsreel

including Weather Report

: Oasis in E.13

Programme written by Arthur Swinson.
A visit to the West Ham Central Mission in East London where the Superintendent, the Rev. Stanley Turl, shows some of the ways in which he and his helpers practise what they preach.


Writer: Arthur Swinson
Preacher: The Rev. Stanley Turl
Producer: Bill Duncalf

: Guess My Story

with Helen Cherry, Eunice Gayson, Michael Pertwee, Jack Train and Peter West in the chair.
('Guess My Story' is from an idea by William Taylor)


Panellist: Helen Cherry
Panellist: Eunice Gayson
Panellist: Michael Pertwee
Panellist: Jack Train
Chairman: Peter West
Original drawings: David Langdon
From an idea by: William Taylor
Presented by: Dicky Leeman

: The Small Victory

Third in the play cycle entitled 'The Promised Years', by Iain MacCormick.
The action takes place in Korea in 1951
Second performance: Thursday at 9.25 p.m.

The play-cycle that began in Italy at war, and has since taken in the threat of war in Europe at the time of the Berlin air-lift, now moves to war in Korea in 1951. It is set in an area over which the tide of battle has passed; what remains, and what the play is about, is the inevitable and cruel aftermath of any conflict such as this.

For Father Riley, whom we first met in The Liberators as an American Army padre, now finds that his mission house and school are in Communist-controlled territory. He never even considers leaving: he has his two hundred orphaned children to look after. So he waits, a prisoner, joined by others, among them an American Negro soldier, a British war correspondent, a woman of doubtful nationality, and Sergeant Little, of the British Army, whom we have also met before.
In earlier wars all these would simply be prisoners-neglected, perhaps even ill-treated, but simply prisoners. But this is an ideological conflict in which propaganda counts even if transparently false, in which 'confessions' are weapons and are obtained by terrifying means. It must be for the viewer to decide whose is the victory, be it great or small


Writer: Iain MacCormick
Producer: Julian Amyes
Designer: John Clements
Father Riley: John Welsh
Sister Annelise: Lilly Kann
Captain Feng: Alec Mango
Mary English: Joyce Cummings
Mr. Hargreve: Walter Fitzgerald
Nadia: Delphi Lawrence
Sam: Lionel Ngakane
Thompson: Rupert Davies
Sophie: Mei Ling Lee
Sgt. Little: Douglas Blackwell

: News

(sound only)

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